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Professor Daniel Leiberman’s (and his team) paper “Foot strike patterns and collision forces in habitually barefoot versus shod runners” looks into how and why human beings can and did run comfortably without modern running shoes.  In it, he proves that experienced, habitual barefoot ...
<p>You're Invited! Join runners from around the world on the <a href="http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/34812"><font color="#5588aa">The Runners Roundtable, @ 5pm on Wednesday Feb 24, 2010</font></a>&nbsp; as we celebrate the birthday of the very generous Buckeye Ben, the developer of the free training website ...
When you run, you&rsquo;re body is under stress, and that causes your body to increase the levels of certain chemicals to kinda even things out.&nbsp; These chemicals, in turn, may lead to an increase in gastrointestinal problems in distance running.
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Our bodies are incredible machines, but while ...
I&rsquo;m never going to be asked to give a speech in front of a crowd of fellow runners.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s not going to happen; and by saying that I&rsquo;m not implying that the absent request is a travesty; there&rsquo;s a good reason why I&rsquo;ll never be asked: because while you and I are friends ...
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>I&rsquo;m never going to be asked to give a speech in front of a crowd of fellow runners.<span>&nbsp; </span>It&rsquo;s not going to happen; and by saying that I&rsquo;m not implying that the absent request is a travesty; there&rsquo;s a good reason why I&rsquo;ll never be ...
Today&#8217;s episode is the first to talk about the phenomenon of Ultra Marathons.

There is obviously a lot more to this topic than I can fit in a single goofy little podcast, and as a homework assignment to you and myself, I recommend that we pick up a copy of the book &#8220;Ultra-Marathoning: The ...
In his essay, IS RUNNING A RELIGION, Dr. George Sheehan makes that point that running is a place, not a system of belief.&nbsp; Running gives us an opportunity to renew ourselves while we&#8217;re out there on the road: both psychologically and spiritually.
I&#8217;ve heard that phrase before: &#8220;Running ...
I know I&#8217;ve said this before, but I want you to understand that I read all of your email.&nbsp; This problem I have with answering email is somewhat embarrassing for me; and when I starting having these problems&#8230;I considered not saying anything about it here on the show.
I thought that for ...
<p>I know Iâve said this before, but I want you to understand that I read all of your email.&nbsp; This problem I have with answering email is somewhat embarrassing for me; and when I starting having these problemsâI considered not saying anything about it here on the show.</p>
<p>I thought that for ...
This episode begins with another ice cold swim in Boston Harbor with friends, and a stated theory that will become my &#8220;law of thermodynamic refreshment&#8221;.
Because athletes prefer to run distance races in more comfortable temperatures; the Spring and Fall are often preferred seasons for marathons.&nbsp; ...
This is my first podcast episode of 2010, and my second episode regarding my intentions for running a sub Four Hour Marathon in the Autumn of this year.
Endurance training and Aerobic development are critical elements in good marathon training program.&nbsp; You have to put in the time without worried ...
Personally, I&#8217;ve never really needed the changing of the calendar year as a reason to set and keep a resolution: so any promises I&#8217;m going to make are probably a continuation of what I&#8217;ve been working towards for the past few years; although I do have a few running-specific resolutions ...
In the spirit of all those old cheesy classic television holiday variety show specials by the Osmond Brothers, Bob Hope, Donny and Marie, and the Smothers Brothers: I present for you my first Holiday PodCast Variety Show Special complete with special guests, a musical act, and comedy sketches created ...
Browning Ross was a talented runner, coach, spokesman, leader and proponent of distance running; at a time when there weren&#8217;t too many runners in the world who could actually finish a marathon.
It was through his hard work and passion, that road races in the United States are so popular today.&nbsp; ...
Running a race with a friend is always a good thing because the friendly rivalry will tend to push you past your own comfortable limits.&nbsp; When I first started running back in December of 1998, I would run every day with a good friend at work; and we would push each other to finish as fast and as ...
When you inspire someone to take to the road, to join us as runners: you are filling them with the same passion that you have for this sport, you are influencing their behavior by showing them what it means to live this lifestyle.&nbsp; It&#8217;s not about looking thin and healthy; although that is ...
I&#8217;ve said before that a podcast is better than a radio show because it embraces communication through social media; in fact: better than that&#8230;it IS social media, independent podcast producers can honestly call those who subscribe to their content: Friends; and really mean it.&nbsp; Despite ...
Human beings have always feared the unknown and unknowable.&nbsp; Desperate for cures to our everyday ailments and those conditions and illnesses which cause pain and death, we are willing to try anything that we can justify as a reasonable remedy.&nbsp; Runners, who are often prone to injury, are especially ...
This is the first part in a series I&#8217;ll produce over the next year, regarding my efforts to run a sub four hour marathon.
For me, the goal of running a Marathon in less than 4 hours is important to accomplish for many reasons including self confidence, a feeling that I&#8217;ve reached a new level ...
I present for you another one of my annual gadgets and gizmos review shows for some ideas on running gear and Apparatus that you might give your fellow runners for the holidays.
But I also ask you to think about the idea of giving the gift of yourself this holiday season.&nbsp; Maybe, instead of heading ...
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